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Seneca County and The Civil War

AUTOGRAPHED By County Historian and Author

Mr Walt Gable

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Mr Walt Gable

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All over Seneca County the noble fervor spread, and from Seneca Falls, Waterloo and Ovid, companies of her choice young men went forth to battle…

—HISTORY OF SENECA COUNTY, 1876

Though hundreds of miles away from the death and destruction of the battlefield, Seneca County, New York, contributed more than its share for the preservation of • the Union. Many brave men left home to fight, suffering hardships and casualties. John Hoster was captured in 1864 and held at the infamous Andersonville prison camp, and his journal has provided invaluable insight into what soldiers held there endured. At home, Seneca farmers fed Lincoln’s hungry army, and the legend of the Scythe Tree is a reminder of those who never returned from battle. After the war, Waterloo’s celebration in remembrance of fallen soldiers was mimicked around the country, and Waterloo is recognized as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Local historian Walter Gable recounts the remarkable story of Seneca County during the Civil War.

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches

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$19.99

Grace in the Afternoon

AUTOGRAPHED BY CAROL SERLING

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GRACE IN THE AFTERNOON

(A Cayuga Love Story)

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Introductions  by: Carol Serling & Edith Delavan.

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INTRODUCTION

One day, not so long ago; I climbed the rickety ladder to the attic in my very old cottage. It is always interesting to rummage around up there. Far off in the corner, under the rafters, a wooden box caught my fancy. It was covered with dust, and almost demanded to be opened. Inside the box I found a collection of glass photographic plates from the last century. The pictures were all shot in the Finger Lakes area by my Great-Uncle Ray and they primarily cover the years 1890-1910. It is these long forgotten glass plate negatives that make up this photographic journal, documenting the lives of two people who lived here on Cayuga,Lake and left a record of life in another era.

This cottage where I have come every summer of my life once belonged to my Great-Aunt Grace and her artist/ photographer husband, Ray Chamberlain. I had my photographer friend Edith print up these negatives taken by Uncle Ray and their lives then took on a more personal dimension for me. The photographs seemed to tell a story, perhaps a bit of a love story.

Carol Serling Spring 1999

Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

$15.00

 

Landmarks of Seneca County

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Illustrated: Edith Delavan.

A photographic exploration of historical styles of architecture and a brief description of the homes and heritage of Seneca County. A eclectic mix of architecture shown with Black & White photographs from all 10 towns of the county.
A great gift for someone moving into or out of town or for folks who used to live here in Seneca County.

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces$25-00-Price





The Flats including the Canals and Industries

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Illustrated: Arnold Barben.

The THE FLATS including THE CANAL and INDUSTRIES is a compilation of materials gleaned from a number of Arnold Barben’s lectures, writings and notes. In editing this composite, an attempt has been made to retain much of the characteristic “flavor” of Barb’s style of presentation.
This compilation is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise. Rather, it is an endeavor to present only a few highlights of local history – just “skimming the top” of Barb’s extensive knowledge of the valuable heritage of this community.

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.15 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
$10-00 Price





Illustrated Erie Canal Song

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Illustrated: Peter Spier.

The Erie Canal comes to life in this classic children’s book, illustrated by award winning artist Peter Spier, to the words of the familiar folk song, “Low Bridge, Everybody down.” Enjoy reading and singing this song with your children. Teachers use this book to introduce curriculum subjects and to tell stories about what is happening in the paintings of canal town life. Every child, library and school should have this book.

Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces$11-95 Price





Images of America: SENECA FALLS

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Author: Frances T. Barbieri and Kathy Jans-Duffy.

A village located along the Seneca River, Seneca Falls was incorporated in 1831 and was soon linked to the Erie Canal by the Cayuga Seneca Canal. The women’s suffrage movement was born in Seneca Falls when the first Women’s Rights Convention, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was held on July 19 and 20, 1848. Seneca County and Seneca Falls were also part of the Underground Railroad, and prominent citizens such as Ansel Bascom and Henry Seymour worked with freedom seekers in the decades before the Civil War. The town’s knitting mills produced socks for the army during the war, second only to New York City in production. Many famous people also came to Seneca Falls to rally around the town’s causes, among them are Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Garrett Smith, and Susan B. Anthony.

Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

$21-99 Price





Haunted New York: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Empire State

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Author: Cheri Revai.

More than 60 frightening tales  –  Covers all regions of the state
An entertaining look at supernatural phenomena in New York, including the ghost of a British soldier at Fort Ontario, Champ the Lake Champlain monster, the haunted castle of Captain Beardslee, spirits in Manhattan’s oldest house, the alien abduction at the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more.

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
$10-95 Price





Ghosts of the Erie Canal

GHOSTS of the ERIE CANAL

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Author: Anthony J. Gerst.

Tales of Ghosts, spirits and spooks along, under and near the Erie Canal.
Initially conceived in 1793, the Erie Canal was a project that wouldn’t go away. It continued to come up in the political and financial institutions of New York, until De Witt Clinton made it his main gubernational issue of 1817. On July 4th, 1817 after De Witt’s election , work began on the canal In Rome, New York. The project was completed in 1825. In October of that year the Seneca Chief, with Gov. De Witt Clinton on board, made its journey from Buffalo, to the east end of the canal, then on to New York.
This Book is a collection of the eerie happenings along this route.

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces$9-95 Price